Why aren't liberals protesting the NFL?

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    Currently, the Minnesota Vikings are trying to force the people of the city/state of MN to pay for a new stadium. If not, they may move the team to LA. A major economic booster for the city, the Vikings leaving could hurt them.

    So, as much as the left hates rich people, we have the Minnesota Vikings, owned by rich people, a team played and coached by millionaires, demanding ordinary people of Minny pay for their new sandbox???

    This happens all around the NFL, with teams owned by billionaires, played by millionaires, demanding "99%ers" pay for their stadiums.

    Why isn't the left protesting and demonizing the NFL?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Not following your logic..

    How, in your convoluted mind, does this become a left/right issue?
     
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    You need information to prove that some liberals are opposed to municipally-financed stadium deals?

    Really?
     
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    Imagine if rich Bank of America CEO's were forcing the local taxpayers to pay for a new skyscraper for them to work in, with the threat of moving out of the city???

    Now. Why isn't the left protesting NFL teams doing this?
     
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    I dont see them outside stadiums protesting. If Bank of America was forcing locals to pay for a new high-rise, Occupiers would be throwing maltov cocktails at it.

    But Minnesota liberal 99%'ers aren't raising hell that a bunch of rich sports folks are forcing them to pay for a new playbox.
     
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    Help me figure this out, Bucs. Do you believe the city should finance MSP's stadium?
     
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    It happens all the time. Rich corporations demand tax breaks and subsidies or they will move out of state. The NFL is no different.

    What does this have to do with the left?
     
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    Once the stadium's built it's a bit late to protest, no? In some cities opposition to municipal financing of stadiums has prevented development. In others, it has forced the team to finance it themselves. In still others, the city caves.

    It's almost as if some liberals wrote a book in opposition to these deals or something, many years ago! Field of Schemes
     
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    While I do tend to notice that the NFL projects to build stadiums cross party lines quite a bit and have more to do with people who love the sport and less to do with one's polictial beliefs, I have long been of the opinion that if the taxpayer is on the hook for any part of an NFL teams new stadium then that city and it's taxpayers should hold ownership at the very least or the team that seeks money from those taxpayers, should make a contract with the local community that leaving is not an option. If a team be it Minn. or even the Arizona Cardinals use this " hostage" technique to get a new facility then as far as I am concerned don't let the door hit you in the backside on the way out. As for moving to LA. if the Vikings decide to do so, don't think for a moment that's going to be some sort of green pasture for them based on the history of apathy towards the 2 other NFL teams that have left there. The Vikings would be better off if that were the case moving to San Antonio, at least there you have a stadium and people who want them.
     
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    Fine...goodbye.


    They are trying blackmail here in San Diego too. Adios.
     

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